Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Daniele + André: Wedding

Damp weather couldn't dampen our spirits on Saturday as Daniele and André tied the knot at St. Henry's church. As a photographer, I look at situations like rain as an opportunity for interesting and unique images. The 5th shot in this set is one of my favorite pieces of photojournalism this year: Daniele being helped into the church by the chauffeur holding an umbrella, while her father holds the door.

I also feel like this is an excellent opportunity to give a shout out to my good friend Dave Nuding with Nashville's Blue Tone Music group. Having a good band or DJ at your reception can really make an impact on how your party runs, and the Blue Tones are among the very best I've seen. I've known Dave for a while through TWESA, where he coordinated our spring Habitat for Humanity build, but this was my first time actually working with him. The Blue Tones have a well-deserved reputation for excellence.

Among the emotional high-points of the day were almost certainly the serenades: Daniele and her father are both supremely talented musicians. First, Mr. Caroleo grabbed a guitar and performed a beautiful rendition of "Always" for his daughter, and then she took the stage in turn and captivated the entire hall with her amazing voice, styling the classic "My Romance" for André. The pair capped off their performances for the evening with a stunning version of "Unforgettable."

Thanks to Daniele and André for making me a part of their day, to Amber Housley for her help and excellent job coordinating the occasion, and to all the other vendors who made the day such a success!

Wedding Venue: St. Henry Catholic Church
Reception Venue: The University Club of Nashville
Wedding Coordinator: A Delightful Day Event Planning
Floral Design: Rhonda Patton Designs
Cake: Maples Wedding Cakes
Band: The Blue Tones
Stationary & Paper Details: Sweet Life Designs
Lighting: Nashville Event Lighting
Ceremony Musicians: Nashville Chamber Players
Limousine: Matchless Limousine
Guest Transportation: Anchor Tours


amydale said...

5 & 13 go together like PB&J.

what a beautiful wedding!
daniele has a stellar smile!

Dennis Bullock said...

Great work Evan!

Anonymous said...

Evan! These are amazing!! We love them and can't wait to see what else you've captured from our day.
Thank you also for the sweet comments in your blog. I believe that all of our vendors were attentive, proffessional and exceeded our expectattions, and you are no exception. Thank you Evan and Daniel for preserving the beautiful memories form our perfect day - rain & all!!

Daniele & Andre LaFreniere

SeanP said...

dang these are good evan. i was looking through your commercial website and blog tonight and i had to leave a comment. timeless style, and the clarity, depth, and detail you get in your wedding images is pretty unmatched. best -Sean